Ink . Stamp. Share ScrapBook Blog Hop ~ Halloween/Autumn

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from Heike’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have a choice of theme Halloween or Autumn  ~ I have chosen Halloween. As an expat Brit, it is a holiday that was not particularly popular when I left nearly 19 years ago, but it was the first holiday that we experienced when we arrived in October of 2001 and I soon learned how popular it is here in the States!!

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice.

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Umbrella Butterfly ~ Purple Posy and Blackberry Bliss

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A couple of weeks ago I shared a card using the Umbrella Builder Punch to create a punch art flower, I was so taken with the idea I decided to have another go at using it for something else ~ other than an umbrella so came up with today’s butterfly card.

This punch pairs with the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, the large umbrella stamp created the wings, then I used one of the pretty little blossom stamps to create a decorative border with Sahara Sand ink.  I am really pleased with the combination of Purple Posy and Blackberry Bliss, the result of some musing while looking at my card stash 🙂

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Special Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Anything Goes!

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Sue’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is ANYTHING GOES!

At the beginning of the year Stampin’ UP! introduced the Umbrella Builder Punch to go along with the coordinating  Under My Umbrella Stamp Set (which has the most delious pair of welly boots – which is very on-point at the moment) Anyway, I am so thrilled,  these are now part of the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog!

I like to see if I can make my goodies do more that one thing so I have used the punch to create a flower!

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Top o’ the Mornin’ To Ya!

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Wishing you a Happy St Patrick’s Day with a punch art shamrock – which is so very easy to do with a couple of the heart dies from the Stitched Be Mine Dies.

I also used the opportunity to use one of the new embossing folders that will be available April 1st – as a demonstrator I get to pre-order certain items – the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder is so very pretty I had to share it as soon as possible.

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Gift Card Holder using Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Treat Bag Thinlit

We were invited to a first birthday party on the weekend before Christmas.  It is very difficult to know what to buy for a one year old, so I wimped out a bought a gift-card ~ I figured his Mum would know exactly what to get and choose something she liked as well 🙂

Rather than simply give the gift-card in the little holder they give you at the store I made a birthday card/holder using the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlit from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions mini catalog*…………….

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Punch Art No 9 ~ Uncle Sam

It has been a week or so since I last posted……  my computer went blank on me, just a white, winking arrow……nothing worked until a friend had a close look at it, fixed  and then gave me a severe lecture on NOT using ‘clean disk’ and ‘defrag’ 😦

But here we are nearly half way thru June already and July is knocking at the door.  That means Independence Day is about 3 weeks away.   Here is a perfect embellishment for a scrapbook page or card. Continue reading

Punch Art Penguin

We have had a long and cold winter here in North Texas (compared to recent years) so when deciding the theme for February’s Scrap Camp it seemed an obvious choice to do “SNOW DAY” .  It was easy to find snowflakes from Stampin’ Up’s Festive Flurry Stamp Set  but I needed an embellishment and a penquin would be perfect…. so here he is…… No 6 in my series of punch art characters……… Continue reading